Two goals and two assists by Scott Mifsud on Friday night (Jan. 31) )propelled the Dundas Real McCoys sharpshooter into first place in the Allan Cup Hockey scoring race with 15 goals, and 26 assists for 41 points in 17 games.
Joining Mifsud in the top 10 scoring spots are teammates Cam Watson, second with 18 goals and 17 assists for 35 points, and Joe Koudys, who is eighth with 10 goals and 17 assists.
Mifsud and Watson figured prominently in last Friday’s game when the McCoys edged the third place Whitby Dunlops 4-3 in a shootout. However, it was the two goals in 13 seconds in the third period that allowed Whitby to force overtime that had everyone in the JL Grightmire Arena for the McCoys “Pink in the Rink Night” on edge until Mifsud notched the game-winner.
“Last Friday, was another excellent hockey game that was played in our barn. The Dunlops showed again that they are a force to be reckoned with within the League,” said McCoys president and general manager Don Robertson.
“It’s going to be interesting to see how the final standing will break down, and which team will play which team in the first round of the playoffs.”
Dundas and Whitby were to meet the next night in Whitby, however, hazardous driving conditions prevented Dundas making the trip. The game will be re-scheduled.
“Following a brutal, snowy trip to Norwood on Sunday, Jan. 26, which we likely should not have taken, we decided to postpone last Saturday’s game at Whitby after the weatherman’s forecast brought more snow and freezing rain along with it,” said Robertson.
“We decided that for the safety of the players, and our support staff that it would be unwise to attempt to travel to Whitby. This is the first time I can remember that we postponed a game. Rest assured that we did not arrive at this decision lightly,” said Robertson.
Dundas leads the ACH with 14 wins, three losses and one shootout loss for 29 points. Brantford is second with 27 points (13-4-0-1) and the Dunlops are third with a 12-4-0-1 record.
Dundas has six games left to play in the 2013-14 ACH regular schedule including last Saturday’s postponed game against Whitby.
Friday night (Feb. 7) the McCoys play the Blast in the Brantford Community Centre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 9) they travel to Stoney Creek to play the Generals in the Gateway Ice Complex at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, the McCoys are hosts to the Norwood Vipers in the JL Grightmire Arena at 7:30 p.m. before heading to Welland the following day to play the Pirates at 7:30 p.m. in the Welland Arena. Their final regularly scheduled game will be Friday, Feb. 21 against Brantford in the Grightmire Arena at 7:30 p.m.
2014 Allan Cup Tournament packages for all 11 tournament games in April are now available for $200 each. The tournament packages are available at the arena box office on game nights, and at Com/Choice Realty, 179 King Street West in Dundas, and on line at www.allancupdundas.com